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    Support JDRF b_young's Avatar
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    Finally took the plunge!!

    I submitted to Budget and Finance (wife) almost a year ago that I needed, okay wanted, a new bike. I have a Specialized Sirrus and I have put 2000+ miles on it the last few years. I just cannot keep up with the guys on event rides though. So, I have been waiting and finally I now have a Specialized Roubaix Elite to go along with it. I have only rode it once and can already see I will love this bike. Some of the streets to work are rough asphalt. The Roubaix dampens the road noise better than the Sirrus and I have 23's on the Roubaix and 35's on the Sirrus. I am keeping my Sirrus for commuter/camping/family rides but I really like the new one.

    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift that is why it is called the present." - Kung Fu Panda

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    That's a purty, purty bike!

    I'd love a road bike but I have to wait until a certain person in the family gets a bike for himself (after much nagging from me). Until this happens (and odds are excellent I'll bump into a dinosaur on the freeway first) I can't get a new bike.

    So I am happy your financial negotiations went your way.

    Ride like the wind!


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    Sweet bike. I was longingly looking at a Roubaix in the window of my LBS like 30 minutes ago. Enjoy it and be sure to reward the B&F department

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    Nice bike, I'm in the process of ordering a Trek 1.9 to keep my CX bike company.
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    Support JDRF b_young's Avatar
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    Thanks,

    I have probably spent the same amount for B&F on starbucks over the last year. But, she's worth it. When I loose 25lbs, she will go on a week trip along the Katy Trail. It's given me some insentive now. She is scared of bikes. She thinks she will just fall down for now reason. I am trying to get her over it.
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    Support JDRF b_young's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by daintonj View Post
    Nice bike, I'm in the process of ordering a Trek 1.9 to keep my CX bike company.
    I looked at Trek and liked them a lot. A friend of the Family is a Specialized dealer so I got a good deal.
    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift that is why it is called the present." - Kung Fu Panda

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    I hope you like yours as well as I like mine. I bought the Specialized Roubaix Elite Compact about 18 months ago and love riding it as much as I can.

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    Good luck with your new purchase. Enjoy!!!!
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    karma is my higher power w00die's Avatar
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    Very nice Upgrade there!

    There are some great deals to be had on 2008 bikes right now. Put a Sequoia Elite on lay away Friday.

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    Senior Member bbeck's Avatar
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    very nice
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    Sweet!

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    Specialized Rocks!!! I picked up a 2008 Tarmac Expert last Feb. I absolutely love this bike. I wish mine had come in red like that Roubaix though.

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    Congratulations. More and more Roubaixs are being purchased here on this forum. Gorgeous bike!
    Enjoy (I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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    Patricia (wife)
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    I got one three years ago and still love it. Enjoy!

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